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    "Mother Courage and Her Children" (Collected Plays) (Paperback)(English / German) By (author) Bertolt Brecht, Edited by John Willett, Edited by Ralph Manheim, Translated by John Willett

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    DescriptionIn this chronicle of the European Thirty Years War and taking place between the years 1624 and 1636, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon to whomever she can. One by one she loses her children to the war but will not part with her livelihood - the wagon. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble. Considered by many to be one of the greatest anti-war plays ever written and Brecht's masterpiece, the play is a powerful example of Epic Theatre and Brecht's use of alienation effect to focus attention not on individual characters but on the issues of the play. This edition published in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series offers a full introduction as well as Brecht's own notes and textual variants, setting it apart from all other editions available in the English language. The play is presented in John Willett's trusted translation. 'One of the greatest poets and dramatists of our century' (Observer).


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    Title
    "Mother Courage and Her Children"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bertolt Brecht, Edited by John Willett, Edited by Ralph Manheim, Translated by John Willett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 150 g
    Language
    English
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780413412904
    ISBN 10: 0413412903
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    B&T General Subject: 630
    DC21: 832.912
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000, LIT013000, DRA004000
    DC22: 832.912, 832/.912
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT2603.R397 A29 VOL. 5, PT. 2
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A major dramatist of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was the founder of one of the most influential theatre companies, the Berliner Ensemble, and the creator of some of the landmark plays of the twentieth century: The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern theatre.
    Review quote
    "One of the greatest poets and dramatists of our century" The Observer